1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Klingon
  4. >
  5. "Dayaj'a'?"


Translation:Do you understand him?

May 16, 2018



Dang. Can't learn without audio


Where does the 'him' come from? Is it the suffix Da- ? And what would 'Do you understand' then mean? 》bIyay'a'《?


Yes. The "him" comes from using the Da- prefix instead of the bI- prefix. bIyaj'a' would mean, "Do you understand?" (in general, not referring to a specific thing). A fairly good explanation is given in the Tips & Notes. If you have not been reading the Tips & Notes, I would like to ask that you review those so we don’t have to continuously repeat the information that we have explained there. If you have read them and still have a question, please be specific in your question so we can figure out where the confusion is.

If you are doing the course on iOS or Android, you may not currently be able to access the Tips & Notes through the app. To access the Tips & Notes, you will probably have to access the course using a web browser at https://www.duolingo.com/. You can still do it on your mobile device, but you will have to use the web browser instead of the app (or you can do it from a computer). When you click on a Skill, it will expand to reveal a Start button and a light bulb.

If you click on the light bulb it will reveal the Tips & Notes and give you a detailed explanation of the grammar that is introduced in that Skill. If you have questions after reading the Tips & Notes, then please return to the forum to ask your question, explaining what you didn’t understand or what seems contradictory to you.

Thank you!


I'm not getting audio on the questions


There is no audio on the Klingon course yet.


I thought I was right but no


I thought I was right but no

What had you written? What was your entire answer?


No -- not DAYAJ'A' but Dayaj'a'.

Please pay attention to proper Klingon capitalisation.


So, meme-ifications are not allowed in Klingon?


They are as long as you use Klingon letters.

Using non-Klingon letters such as J would be like making an English meme by writing in the Greek or Cyrillic alphabets: the result would no longer be correct English spelling.


It's a language constructed for a fictional language from the Star Trek television shows and movies. You won't have many chances to use the language, but it's a fun hobby and the community of Klingon speakers is fun and interesting.


Liam, I'm afraid I don't understand what you are asking. What does what mean?

Learn Klingon in just 5 minutes a day. For free.